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John Edward ‘Ed’ Sullivan Jr.
John Edward “Ed” Sullivan Jr., 70, of Nixon, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, after a valiant battle against cancer. He was born on Nov. 5, 1942.
Ed was an officer in the U.S. Army for 23 years and served in the Vietnam War as a DUSTOFF pilot, where he earned 16 awards including the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired in 1987 having achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Diane Sullivan; their daughters, Sherri Sullivan of Seattle, Wash., and Jennifer Drumm and husband Mark of Thorndale, Texas; grandchildren Emily Drumm and Mason Drumm; his nieces, Debra George and husband John and their family of Waco, and Cheryl Walker and husband David and their family of Austin.
Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3-5 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.
Interment was held on Monday at 1:45 p.m. in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at donate.cancer.org.
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